Frequently Asked Questions

Does acupuncture hurt?

In a word, No.  However, you will feel the needles and the effects of the treatment. You might feel a small pinch, like a bug bite.  However, it should not be painful in the sense that it hurts.  You may feel a dull, heavy sensation around the needle. This sensation is OK, and in fact, it means the needles are doing their job.  If any needle is uncomfortable during treatment, tell your acupuncturist and the needle can be adjusted.

Are there any side effects of treatment?

While most side effects of acupuncture and Oriental medical treatment are rare and minimal, a few can exist.  Some common side effects are sensitivity at an acupuncture point, a small aggravation of symptoms as the body adjusts itself to a new healing potential, and a groggy feeling after treatment, as if one just woke from a deep sleep.

Who can benefit from acupuncture treatments?

Everyone can benefit from acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture accelerates the process of body healing. The needles that we use work like antennas with each other, they enhance the energy circulation of the body. Whether physical or emotional, acupuncture can be used to treat all sorts of health issues. We encourage you to come in for acupuncture, Snow Blossom Acupuncture will make your healing process more effective and efficient.

What insurances do you work with?

Snow Blossom Acupuncture works with Veteran's Affair, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, EBMS, Local 52 Aetna, and Meritain. However, Medicaid and Medicare are not covered for acupuncture. Please call you insurance provider to see if they cover acupuncture benefits! Otherwise we ask that you bring your insurance card at the date of your appointment.

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